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NEW ORLEANS — The last 300 refugees in the Superdome climbed aboard buses Saturday bound for new temporary shelter, leaving behind a darkened and stinking arena strewn with trash.

A man is hoisted to the safety of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter after being rescued from the Superdome, Saturday in New Orleans.

The sight of the last person - an elderly man wearing a Houston Rockets cap - prompted cheers from members of the Texas National Guard who were guarding the facility.

"I feel like I've been here 40 years," said Louis Dalmas Sr., one of the last people out of the arena. "Any bus going anywhere - that's all I want."

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